(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’m a bit unsure of how to rate this book. I did like the storyline. It was good to see a paranormal book from the perspective of a male character… and I did like Rick as a character. While he didn’t have as much of a smart mouth as was implied by the narration, some of what he came out with did make me smile… and I thought his character had a lot of depth.
By the end of the book, I really didn’t like Tell… even though I did have a lot of questions about him by the end. I also spent a lot of the book not liking Karen. While I could understand her hesitation about Rick, I thought she treated him as little better than an animal. I didn’t like the fact that Rick was attracted to her, due to the strong negative feelings I had towards her.
While there wasn’t a whole lot of mystery to this book, there was quite a lot of action. I would have liked to know more details about Rick’s history… how he became a werewolf. At one point, I thought it was because he was bitten… and then I wondered if it was hereditary. I’m still not sure by the end of this book what it was.
I did find the bits and pieces I learned of Rick’s past to be really intriguing and I would have liked to know even more of him. I thought he came across as a good guy… apart from the whole eating other humans thing. But when I was reading that, it actually seemed to make sense when Rick was doing that in his wolf form. Especially when he was hungry.
I did think there was a lot of weakening of their own allies. I was intrigued by Rick’s relationship to Karen’s grandmother and I would have liked to learn more about that, as well as the rest of his history.
There was a lot about this book that was well-written. I liked Alia’s character and I would have liked to see more of her during the course of the book.
I’d like to read a sequel to this book at some point in the future. This book was very intriguing and it would be good to see more of Rick.